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Victims of sexual abuse contend with a lot of trauma, but sometimes even more so when confronting their perpetrator in a childhood sexual abuse case. If you or your child is dealing with this difficult situation, the best thing you can do is call us. There are some things you should know…

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With the rise of sexual abuse cases against the Boy Scouts of America and their recent announcement of bankruptcy, many victims are asking how the process works and how they can file a civil lawsuit against their child's perpetrator.

Currently, all…

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There has been a huge upset relating to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) within the last couple of years. Not only have they been experiencing a decline in memberships, but they have had an incredible amount of Boy Scouts come forward with sexual abuse claims. In fact, there have been so many…

Boy Scouts helping one another across the river

In 2010, Mr. Kerry Lewis of Portland, Oregon, sued the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for sexual abuse that happened from his scout leader in the 1980s. He was awarded $1.9 million in compensation and punitive damages for his case. His lawsuit led to the revelation that the Boy Scouts of America…

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Summer has arrived, and that means it's time to take off pool covers and lounge poolside whenever we get the chance. Bask in that warm air and sunshine, and take a dip in the pool to cool off -- but don't forget to put safety measures in place while you're at it.


Cooney & Conway Lawyer Megan Fahey Monty

Cooney & Conway Attorney, Megan Fahey Monty, has been elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly to represent the First Judicial District- Cook County. The Assembly, made up of just over 200 lawyer-members, creates policies for the  Illinois State Bar Association. The…

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When injuries occur in a public place due to negligence, the injured party has rights. Premises liability applies to businesses, private property, and to public spaces maintained by government entities. Let's take a look at what you can do if you are injured due to negligence in a publicly-…

Worker Man Lying On Staircase After Slip And Fall Accident

When someone is injured on public or private property due to hazardous conditions, negligence, or inadequate maintenance, the owners or operators may be liable. This type of occurrence falls under the category of premises liability.

There are different types of liabilities and various…

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For decades, it was common for people who worked in certain industries to be exposed to asbestos fibers without any warning that it was dangerous to their health. Now, people who have worked in manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, and pipefitting, are finding themselves sitting before…

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Mesothelioma is a difficult cancer to manage, and many times is caught late because it's slow to appear. It causes fluid buildup in your lungs, heart, and abdomen, causing pain in your chest, back, and stomach, and many times seems like symptoms of the flu. It can also cause fatigue and weight…